iZotope today took its well-known and popular glitch multi-effect processor plugin Stutter Edit to the next level in version 2.
Stutter Edit 2 is a major update that includes many new features and improvements. The plugin was developed again in close collaboration with BT. One thing is immediately apparent: the somewhat cryptic GUI of the first version has been replaced by a completely new one, which makes it much easier to work with.
One of the highlights of Stutter Edit 2 is a new auto mode where your gestures will playback automatically so you can concentrate on fine-tuning your sound. If you’d rather use a keyboard for a live-performance feel, Stutter Edit 2 will guide you with a help system that detects your DAW and offers step-by-step instructions.
From simple trap patterns, cinematic sweeps, transitions, and everything in between, Stutter Edit 2 comes is full of new Gestures (presets) designed by BT and iZotope’s expert sound design team. Use Auto mode to audition Gestures to find the perfect match, and plug in your MIDI controller to automatically map gestures to your keys to fire off any combination of Gestures.
Stutter Edit 2 also comes with brand new effects like a reverb or a chorus. The distortion module has been expanded with a new multi-band mode and new characters (grid, grime, or a combination of the two). Also, the lo-fi module has been improved that gives you now more deep bitcrushing and undersampling effects perfect for creating glitch sounds.
Set a Range for any parameter and Stutter Edit 2 will “move” that effect along with the Gesture. Add even more craziness using the new Time-Variant Modifiers—make your reverb tails sweep, your gates and pans pump, and your distortion disintegrate in time with your stutter edit. Effects can be bypassed and rearranged in any order, creating limitless possibilities for sonic madness.
New In Stutter Edit 2
- Auto Mode lets you trigger gestures instantly with one button. You can also use a MIDI keyboard to tell Stutter Edit 2 when to trigger, letting you “perform” your effects like an instrument.
- Hundreds of new Gestures (presets) designed by BT and iZotope.
- The Bank system organizes gestures into different use cases, so you can easily find the right gesture for your production.
- Time-Variant Modifiers can be added to any parameter to control how and where within the range the effect plays back.
- New Output section with dry/wet controls, output gain, and a flexible, colorful Limiter.
- Expanded Distort module adds grit, grime, or shifting combinations of the two. A new multi-band mode unlocks more creative options.
- Improved Lo-Fi module gives you mind-melting bitcrushing and undersampling effects, key to creating the famous “glitch” sound.
- Chorus module to add artificial depth and thicken your sound.
- Reverb module, a recreation of a reverb from BT’s personal collection.
- Comb module introduces a unique, ringing filter sound similar to a chorus.
- Flanger & Phaser add psychedelic energy to your stutter edits.
- Tapestop slowdown effect from the turntable era.
- Flexible Delay module can move in time with your gesture.
iZotope Stutter Edit 2 is available now for $199 USD and is also included in the Creative 2, which is on sale for $299 USD (regular $399 USD). Existing customers of Stutter Edit can upgrade to the second version for $79 USD or crossgrade from any iZotope product for $99 USD.
More information here: iZotope
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